North Carolina Advocacy Day!

North Carolina Advocacy Day!

The National Patient Advocate Foundation is looking forward to holding an Advocacy Day at the North Carolina State Legislative Building on June 16, 2016. If you haven’t already registered, we invite you to attend! We will schedule meetings for you to meet with your members throughout the day. For this Advocacy Day, our efforts will be focused

ASP + 0.86% Cut — Need Your Help!!!

ASP + 0.86% Cut — Need Your Help!!!

ASP Letter 3-11 As you know, this past week CMS released an absurd “model” that would cut Medicare Part B drug reimbursement to effectively ASP + 0.86%.  (In case you are wondering, the proposed reimbursement cut is ASP + 2.5% but the 80% of the bill paid for by Medicare will be subject to the

Support Bill 821: Understanding Step Therapy

Support Bill 821: Understanding Step Therapy

General Assembly of North Carolina Session 2015: House Bill 821 Step Therapy requires patients to: Take other potentially ineffective medications first Fail on these medications before insurers pay for your doctor’s original prescription. Step therapy is on the rise and these policies may not take into account a person’s medical situation or history. If you

Better Nutrition Every Day

Better Nutrition Every Day

Better Nutrition Every Day: How to Make Healthier Food Choices Article by NIH News in Health Making healthier food choices is important to overall health. To read more visit: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/sep2015/Feature1

ICD-10 Transition Guide

ICD-10 Transition Guide

The long delayed and controversial implementation of ICD-10-CM scheduled for October 1, 2015 is just around the corner. The information included is compiled from various sources to provide your practice with a comprehensive checklist. Coding backlogs and increased denials resulting from the ICD-10 transition will impact reimbursement, and the need for your organization to develop